Winner of the international "Solar for All" competition

In India, a quarter of the population does not have access to electricity or in other words: 304 million people. Image: Pixabay

Within the framework of the international "Solar for All" competition, the two winners of the competition, initiated by the Canopus Foundation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), are now financing the crowdfunding platform Bettervest.

The first place in the world-wide competition will be two companies: Mera Gao Power and Boond Engineering. Both companies were able to convince the jury, consisting of international experts, with their concepts for a solar insulation solution in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. For the young companies, this profit entitles the company to a 200,000 euro energy endowment loan, which is financed through the crowdfunding platform Bettervest.

To combat energy poverty in newly industrialising and developing countries, the Canopus Foundation, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, has launched the Solar For All competition for innovative ideas for the decentralized power supply of rural areas. The aim of the initiative is to provide the world's 1.1 billion people with no electricity with access to sustainable solar energy.

After completing the competition, the financing of the first winners Mera Gao Power has already been collected over € 127,000 (link to the project:


2017-09-22 | Source: Bettervest | © EEM Energy & Environment Media GmbH

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